Patents by Inventor Timothy D. Hey

Timothy D. Hey has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210115468
    Abstract: The subject invention concerns new classes of insecticidally-active proteins and the polynucleotide sequences which encode these proteins. More specifically, insecticidal proteins of approximately 12-24 kDa and of approximately 12-14 kDa are used for controlling corn rootworms. The subject invention includes methods and transgenic plants for controlling Western Corn Rootworm and other coleopteran insects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: KENNETH NARVA, HUARONG LI, SEK YEE TAN, TAO XU, TIMOTHY D HEY, VIMBAI CHIKWANA, SARAH E WORDEN
  • Patent number: 10889830
    Abstract: The subject invention concerns new classes of insecticidally-active proteins and the polynucleotide sequences which encode these proteins. More specifically, insecticidal proteins of approximately 12-24 kDa and of approximately 12-14 kDa are used for controlling corn rootworms. The subject invention includes methods and transgenic plants for controlling Western Corn Rootworm and other coleopteran insects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Narva, Huarong Li, Sek Yee Tan, Tao Xu, Timothy D. Hey, Vimbai Chikwana, Sarah E. Worden
  • Patent number: 10876131
    Abstract: DIG-303 insecticidal toxins, polynucleotides encoding such toxins, use of such toxins to control pests, and transgenic plants that produce such toxins are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Meghan L. F. Frey, Justin M. Lira, Xiaoping Xu, Ignacio Mario Larrinua, Kenneth Narva, Timothy D Hey
  • Patent number: 10731176
    Abstract: DIG-305 insecticidal protein toxins, polynucleotides encoding such toxins, and transgenic plants that produce such toxins are disclosed. Also disclosed are methods for using such toxins to control insect pests in plants, especial crop plants. Methods for preparing transgenic plants expressing the protein toxins and methods for detecting the claimed toxins and polynucleotides in transgenic plants are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Timothy D. Hey, Meghan L. F. Frey, Xiaoping Xu, Audrey Jane Etter, Elizabeth Caldwell, Ted Letherer, Navin Elango, Kenneth Narva
  • Publication number: 20200184403
    Abstract: Engineered and modified Cry6Aa insecticidal toxins, polynucleotides encoding such toxins, use of such toxins to control pests, and transgenic plants that produce such toxins are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: TIMOTHY D HEY, XIAOPING XU, TODD P GLANCY, DIAA ALABED, SARAH E WORDEN, XUELIN WANG, CARLA AUSMUS, SHAO-CHING HUNG
  • Patent number: 10676757
    Abstract: Insecticidal toxins derived from Bacillus thuringiensis, polynucleotides encoding such toxins, use of such toxins to control plant pests, and transgenic plants that produce, and are protected, by these toxins are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Timothy D. Hey, Janna Mai Armstrong, Ted Letherer, Audrey Jane Etter, Meghan L. Frey, Haley Ellis, Kenneth E. Narva, Xiaoping Xu, Krishna M. Madduri, Sek Yee Tan, Premchand Gandra
  • Publication number: 20200157154
    Abstract: The subject invention concerns Bacillus thuringiensis modified Cry1Ca insecticidal toxins and the polynucleotide sequences which encode these toxins. Uses in transgenic plants are described as are methods for protecting crops from insect pest damage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: JOEL J SHEETS, KENNETH NARVA, THOMAS MEADE, TIMOTHY D HEY, SEK YEE TAN, AUDREY JANE ETTER, TODD P GLANCY, JANNA MAI ARMSTRONG, TRISTAN E CORAM, KRISHNA M MADDURI, JAMES E KING, RYAN M LEE, GAOFENG LIN, JIANQUAN LI
  • Patent number: 10612036
    Abstract: Engineered and modified Cry6Aa insecticidal toxins, polynucleotides encoding such toxins, use of such toxins to control pests, and transgenic plants that produce such toxins are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Timothy D. Hey, Xu Xiaoping, Todd P. Glancy, Diaa Alabed, Sarah E. Worden, Nick X. Wang, Carla Ausmus, Shao-Ching Hung
  • Patent number: 10570182
    Abstract: The subject invention concerns Bacillus thuringiensis modified Cry1Ca insecticidal toxins and the polynucleotide sequences which encode these toxins. Uses in transgenic plants are described as are methods for protecting crops from insect pest damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Joel J. Sheets, Kenneth Narva, Thomas Meade, Timothy D. Hey, Sek Yee Tan, Audrey Jane Etter, Todd P. Glancy, Janna Mai Armstrong, Tristan E. Coram, Krishna M. Madduri, James E. King, Ryan M. Lee, Gaofeng Lin, Jianquan Li
  • Publication number: 20190203224
    Abstract: The subject invention relates in part to Cry34Ab/35Ab in combination with Cry3Aa. The subject invention relates in part to the surprising discovery that combinations of Cry34Ab/Cry35Ab and Cry3Aa are useful for preventing development of resistance (to either insecticidal protein system alone) by a corn rootworm (Diabrotica spp.) population. As one skilled in the art will recognize with the benefit of this disclosure, corn plants producing these insecticidal Cry proteins will be useful to mitigate concern that a corn rootworm population could develop that would be resistant to either of these insecticidal protein systems alone. Plants (and acreage planted with such plants) that produce these two insecticidal protein systems are included within the scope of the subject invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Narva, Thomas Meade, Kristin J. Fencil, Huarong Li, Timothy D. Hey, Aaron T. Woosley, Monica Britt Olson
  • Patent number: 10028510
    Abstract: DIG-17 insecticidal toxins, polynucleotides encoding such toxins, use of such toxins to control pests, and transgenic plants that produce such toxins are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Justin M. Lira, Holly Jean Butler, Timothy D. Hey, Doug A. Smith, Kenneth Narva, Aaron T. Woosley
  • Publication number: 20180094277
    Abstract: The subject invention concerns new classes of insecticidally-active proteins and the polynucleotide sequences which encode these proteins. More specifically, insecticidal proteins of approximately 12-24 kDa and of approximately 12-14 kDa are used for controlling corn rootworms. The subject invention includes methods and transgenic plants for controlling Western Corn Rootworm and other coleopteran insects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Narva, Huarong Li, Sek Yee Tan, Tao Xu, Timothy D. Hey, Vimbai Chikwana, Sarah E. Worden
  • Publication number: 20170369539
    Abstract: The subject invention concerns Bacillus thuringiensis modified Cry1Ca insecticidal toxins and the polynucleotide sequences which encode these toxins. Uses in transgenic plants are described as are methods for protecting crops from insect pest damage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: Dow Agrosciences LLC
    Inventors: Joel J. SHEETS, Kenneth NARVA, Thomas MEADE, Timothy D. HEY, Sek Yee TAN, Audrey Jane ETTER, Todd P. GLANCY, Janna Mai ARMSTRONG, Tristan E. CORAM, Krishna M. MADDURI, James E. KING, Ryan M. LEE, Gaofeng LIN, Jianquan LI
  • Publication number: 20170369538
    Abstract: DIG-305 insecticidal protein toxins, polynucleotides encoding such toxins, and transgenic plants that produce such toxins are disclosed. Also disclosed are methods for using such toxins to control insect pests in plants, especial crop plants. Methods for preparing transgenic plants expressing the protein toxins and methods for detecting the claimed toxins and polynucleotides in transgenic plants are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: Dow Agrosciences LLC
    Inventors: Timothy D. HEY, Megan L. F. FREY, Xiaoping XU, Audrey Jane ETTER, Elizabeth CALDWELL, Ted LETHERER, Navin ELANGO, Kenneth NARVA
  • Patent number: 9796983
    Abstract: The subject invention relates in part to Cry3Aa in combination with Cry6Aa. The subject invention relates in part to the surprising discovery that combinations of Cry3Aa and Cry6Aa are useful for preventing development of resistance (to either insecticidal protein system alone) by a corn rootworm (Diabrotica spp.) population. Included within the subject invention are plants producing these insecticidal Cry proteins, which are useful to mitigate concern that a corn rootworm population could develop that would be resistant to either of these insecticidal protein systems alone. The subject invention also relates in part to combinations of Cry3Aa and Cry6Aa proteins “triple-stacked” or “multi-stacked” with another insecticidal protein(s) such as a Cry6Aa protein or binary Cry34/35 proteins. Thus, such embodiments target rootworms with three modes of action. Transgenic plants, including corn, comprising a cry6Aa gene and a cry3Aa gene are included within the scope of the subject invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Narva, Thomas Meade, Kristin J. Fencil, Huarong Li, Timothy D. Hey, Aaron T. Woosley, Monica B. Olson
  • Publication number: 20170058293
    Abstract: Insecticidal toxins derived from Bacillus thuringiensis, polynucleotides encoding such toxins, use of such toxins to control plant pests, and transgenic plants that produce, and are protected, by these toxins are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Timothy D. Hey, Janna Mai Armstrong, Ted Letherer, Audrey Jane Etter, Meghan L. Frey, Haley Ellis, Kenneth Narva, Xiaoping Xu, Krishna M. Madduri, Sek Yee Tan, Premchand Gandra
  • Publication number: 20170051304
    Abstract: Engineered and modified Cry6Aa insecticidal toxins, polynucleotides encoding such toxins, use of such toxins to control pests, and transgenic plants that produce such toxins are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Timothy D. Hey, Xu Xiaoping, Todd P. Glancy, Diaa Alabed, Sarah E. Worden, Nick X. Wang, Carla Ausmus, Shao-Ching Hung
  • Patent number: 9487798
    Abstract: DIG-10 Cry toxins, polynucleotides encoding such toxins, use of such toxins to control pests, and transgenic plants that produce such toxins are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Justin M. Lira, Kenneth Narva, Aaron T. Woosley, Ignacio M. Larrinua, Timothy D. Hey
  • Patent number: 9447153
    Abstract: The present invention includes domain I modifications that improve various attributes of various Coleopteran-active Cry proteins. These attributes can include improved target pest spectrum, potency, and insect resistance management. The subject modifications can affect protoxin activation and the efficiency of pore formation, which can lead to enhanced insect intoxication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Timothy D. Hey, Ignacio M. Larrinua, Kenneth E. Narva
  • Publication number: 20160122399
    Abstract: DIG-303 insecticidal toxins, polynucleotides encoding such toxins, use of such toxins to control pests, and transgenic plants that produce such toxins are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Meghan L.F. Frey, Justin M. Lira, Xiaoping Xu, Ignacio Mario Larrinua, Kenneth Narva, Timothy D Hey